The Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Denis Muryga, a member of the Ukrainian Aidar battalion, to 16 years in a strict regime colony in the case of "participation in an illegal armed formation" and "undergoing training for the purpose of carrying out terrorist activities." It is reported by RIA Novosti from the courtroom.
According to investigators, in early 2015, Muryga joined the Aidar battalion, which is considered an extremist organization in the Russian Federation. Muryga was trained there and began to guard the battalion camp in different territories. A RIA Novosti source claims that he later became the deputy commander of Aidar in Lisichansk. In March of the same year, Muryga was allegedly part of a group of "Aidarovites" who "blew up a bridge in the LPR," RIA reported.
Muryga was detained in April 2022 while trying to enter the Russian Federation in the flow of refugees - he has both Russian and Ukrainian citizenship. The defendant fully admitted his guilt and repented.
Rosfinmonitoring included Muryga in the list of "terrorists and extremists".
In April, a Russian-controlled court in the “DPR” sentenced Ukrainian serviceman Andrei Petrenko to 22 years in a strict regime colony. According to TASS, a junior sergeant of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was tried for the murder of a resident of Mariupol.
On February 22 this year, the court in Rostov-on-Don for the first time received a case against Ukrainian serviceman Anton Cherednik, who was accused of "cruel treatment of the civilian population" and "forcible seizure of power." On April 4, 2022, Cherednik was taken prisoner; on April 8, he was sent to a pre-trial detention center in Donetsk. Grati notes that Cherednik was interrogated in captivity, several videos have been published on the Internet, which differ in content in detail. The first video, dated April 9, 2022, was shot by Andrey Rudenko, an employee of the Russia Today TV channel: in these frames, Cherednik is in poor condition, with difficulty connecting words into sentences.